HUC-JIR Faculty Featured in The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture, edited by Judith R. Baskin, has just been published and features key articles by HUC-JIR faculty, including articles on North American Adult Education by Lisa Grant; the Jerusalem Talmud by Alyssa Gray; Nachman Krochmal, Salomon Maimon, and Moses Mendelssohn by Leah Hochman; Folk Music and Religious Music by Mark Kligman; Women and Mysticism and Shekhinah by Sharon Koren; Reform Judaism: Germany by Michael Meyer; North America: Supplemental Schools by Evie Rotstein; Aggadah, Amoraim, Rabbinic Hermeneutics by Dvora Weisberg; Poetry-Bible by Andrea Weiss; and Summer Camping by Gary Zola. This volume is an authoritative and accessible reference work with entries written by eminent scholars that defines spiritual and intellectual concepts and the religious movements that distinguish Judaism and the Jewish experience.

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Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu